All manufacturing is done in our workshop in Kent.
Our designers and manufacturers have over 20 years of experience in the kitchen industry. We have taken this experience and started Koivu because we wanted to do things a little differently from other kitchen companies.
We don’t have a permanent showroom, but we have a kitchen display at Grand Designs Live at the Excel, London.
We have lots of suppliers of both and can arrange to give you quotes for either. However, if you would like to source these yourself, we will be happy to advise you and provide measurements for worktop templates.
We prefer the handle-less look, but the choice is entirely yours. You can have handles, hidden handles, touch-to-open mechanisms or a combination of all of these.
The birch plywood we use is farmed, so it is a sustainable product. Plywood is incredibly strong and is often used in lorry bodies and playground equipment, so your kitchen will be built to last. Finally, we love the look of plywood as it gives the design a ‘scandi’ feel.
Our wood is farmed so we are not contributing to the destruction of natural forests. In addition, the plywood is so strong you can re-use it either by taking the kitchen with you when you move or recycling and using the wood elsewhere.
All of the wood we use is farmed in Finland.
The plywood worktops will be as durable as any other laminate material. But we do recommend that you don’t put very hot cookware directly on it.
Like any other laminate, it’s strong and doesn’t scratch easily. It’s very easy to clean and will retain its look for a long time. It is worth noting that the laminate can get damaged if force is used on it.
Most of the laminate we use is matte and does not even show finger prints. All the surfaces are easily wipeable, so retain their new look even after years of use.
No, the finish is completely up to your choice. We have a huge selection of laminate but can also offer many hardwood finishes. There is also a selection of wood-like laminates available or wood veneer.
We use the best components available on the market. We mainly use Grass components, but can use Blum as well. These are guaranteed to last.
We use Osmo oil, which is a specialist flooring oil and is extremely hard-wearing and highly water resistant.
We normally work from architects' or builders' plans, so do not need to visit the site. However, we can arrange for home visits if needed, depending on the distance.
We will need at least twelve weeks to build your kitchen, so the sooner you agree to the design and pay your deposit, the better for us to timetable your job and guarantee delivery on time.
We can deliver anywhere in the UK and even abroad, although we will not be able to fit abroad. We will calculate and notify you of the delivery costs when we give you a quote.
We offer fitting services for all our kitchens. However, if you prefer to use your own fitter/ builder we will be happy to deliver only. We will be on hand to support your fitter if necessary.
After the first free designs, we will charge £240 (incl VAT) for any further changes. This amount will be deducted from the 50% deposit payment, which will be payable on agreement of the final design. The final payment of 50% will be payable just before delivery.
We guarantee all our kitchen components for twenty five years.